A local Awami League (AL) leader was shot and hacked to death at Sarisha village in Rajbari’s Pangsha upazila yesterday.
Three people were arrested in connection with the killing, said Md Ahsan Ullah, officer in charge (OC) of Pangsha Police Station.
The deceased was Pikul Biswas, 48, son of Jalil Biswas of the village, and organising secretary of Sarisha union unit of AL. He was also the younger brother of Azmal Al Bahar, chairman of the union parishad.
Locals said criminals attacked Pikul when he was returning home by a motorbike from a local bazar around 12:00am. They shot the victim first and then hacked him and left the spot.
Critically injured Pikul was rushed to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where he died around 1:15am, said the OC.